18 Feb 15

EDF Energy acknowledges CMA's updated issues statement

EDF Energy has been working closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) since the launch of its energy market investigation, which we fully support and which we first called for in 2011.

The investigation will further understanding of how the energy market operates, including levels of customer engagement, profits, the role of large generators and suppliers.

Today’s update from the CMA is a stage in the process which highlights the issues they want to examine. Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to engage actively with the CMA team.

We will analyse today’s updates in detail so that we can contribute fully and support the CMA panel in reaching accurate conclusions over the coming months.

For more information contact:

EDF Energy Media
Media Relations Team
01452 652233
media@edfenergy.com

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to 6 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework.

These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.

Through Our Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company.

In 2014 EDF Energy received seven ‘Big Ticks’ in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards. In 2013 EDF Energy received the Environmental Leadership for Behavioural Change Award in the national Environment and Energy Awards and was highly commended in the first ever pan European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards scheme for its Sustainable Schools programme – the Pod.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 15,000 people at locations across the UK.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges look at www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/